San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 12/20/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, December 20, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
STAPLES Center is the location where the Los Angeles Clippers (16-14) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (11-17) on Monday.
The Spurs played the Jazz and went home with a win by a final score of 128-126 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Spurs finished with 18 and the Jazz totaled 12 personal fouls. They also buried 13 of 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. Utah shot 80.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 26 tries. Additionally, Utah grabbed 37 rebounds (13 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Utah distributed 50 assists and had 26 steals in this game. In reference to the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 49.5% from the field on 46 of 93 shooting. They also recorded 27 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and having 8 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned 43 with 11 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Spurs converted 13 of 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. San Antonio wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (50 of 100) and converted 15 out of their 41 three-point attempts.
Keldon Johnson is one guy who was a factor for this game. Johnson went 76.9% from the field and dished out 2 assists. He saw the court for 31 minutes played and grabbed 8 boards. He totaled 24 points on 10 out of 13 shooting.
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San Antonio comes into this one with a win-loss record of 11-17 for the season. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a team they commit 16.8 fouls every game. As a unit, San Antonio is collecting 45.0 boards per game and has 783 dimes so far this season, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing. The Spurs are connecting on 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (291 of 831) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 109.5 pts per game (11th in the league) on 46.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Spurs are forcing 14.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 36.4% on 3-point shots while they are 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (110.1). The Spurs defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 46.4% (1,172 of 2,527) and they relinquish 46.2 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 10th in the league in giving up assists with 685 surrendered this year.
When they last played, the Clippers took a loss by a final score of 104-103 against the Thunder. When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Oklahoma City to get 38 in all (17 on the offensive glass). They shot 38.7% from 3-point land by going 12 out of 31 and finished the game at 6 out of 10 at the charity stripe (60.0%). The Clippers permitted the Thunder to bury 43 of 92 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.7% in this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Clippers walked away from this one shooting 37 out of 83 from the field which had them sitting at 44.6%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Los Angeles made 16 of their 39 tries (41.0%). They were able to knock down 13 of them for a percentage of 68.4%. The Thunder had 15 fouls in this contest which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They also gave up possession 12 times, while getting 11 steals for the game. The Clippers earned 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in this matchup.
Luke Kennard ended up having an impact for the Clippers for the game. Kennard accumulated 27 points in his 39 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in the game. He buried 9 of 18 in this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and added 7 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 16-14 on the year. The Clippers are committing 18.2 fouls every game while shooting 78.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.1 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.9 times per game. Los Angeles has scored 3,180 points this year (106.0 per game) and they pull down 44.0 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Clippers are shooting 45.1% from the field, which is ranked 20th in the NBA.
The Clippers on defense are ranked 6th in the league in PPG surrendered with 104.9. They are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (9th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense allows 33.8% on shots from distance (343 of 1,014) and their opposition knocks down 78.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 22.3 dimes and 46.6 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 6th and 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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